1,024 reviews
  1. Peoria, IL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Bradley University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1501 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61625

Bradley University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Scores Range
1000-1270
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Bradley University

Cost

Net Price
$27,451/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,159/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,036/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,377/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,449/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,977/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,370Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Enthusiasm
    24%
  • Career-focused
    21%
  • Basic
    16%
  • Cliquey
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.70 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Perfect class sizes
    46%
  • Calm and quaint, yet exciting and fun
    32%
  • Interesting
    14%
  • Classy
    5%
  • Dull
    3%

After Bradley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Bradley University Reviews

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If you decide to live on campus, or are forced to because you're a first or second year student, the rooms can be a little annoying. All of the rooms have lofted beds, however, some of the are able to be unlofted. If a person is unfortunate enough to have the beds that can't be unlofted, the distance to the ceiling can be annoying. Especially if there's a pipe above the bed, it can cause some grievances. Williams and Geisert are pretty popular dorms considering there's a dining hall in both of them. Heitz on the other hand is a popular choice by upper classmen because of the spaciousness of the rooms, and the fact that you can live in a block with up to 6 people. University hall is a freshman-only hall that is definitely the most popular building for incoming freshman. I personally lived in U-hall my first year and would definitely recommend it for all first year students. It provides a community of people who are in the same new situation as you are, making the transition into college much more comfortable!
  • 9 months ago
  • Housing
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Bradley university creates a very welcoming environment where anyone can feel safe . it is like a home away from home! There are many academics to offer, also a wide variety of activities. Bradley looks for students who are proud and have the will to learn new things everyday. Bradley is a small size school which means it gives you a great chance to get to know your professors and make you more unique in your environment. Also Bradley has great choices to eat all around and also fun place to chill with your friends.
Bradley University is a great college because of its many great characteristics. One of its big selling points is that it is a mid-sized school. This is an advantage because it has a lot of the opportunities that a larger school would have as well as the opportunities a smaller school would have. There are not many places where one can have both kinds of opportunities at one school.
Even though Bradley University is considered a more expensive school compared to other school surrounding Illinois, Bradley is a private school which means that it can award larger amount of scholarship money and grants.
So far I am truly impressed by all of the wonderful opportunities I have had at Bradley University. All of my professors are truly amazing and devoted to helping their students understand their curriculum and teachings.
Whether a prospective student wants to study the arts, nursing, STEM, or anything in between, Bradley University is a great place to further one's knowledge and education.